Mapping Political Context: A Toolkit for Civil Society Organisations

June 2006
Robert Nash, Alan Hudson and Cecilia Luttrell

This toolkit describes a range of tools that CSOs might use to understand and map political context, in order to engage more effectively in policy processes. This guide introduces a series of tools that have been designed to map various dimensions of political context. The tools have been selected because they cover a wide variety of political dimensions. As such, they provide a menu of different approaches to mapping political context; CSOs and others can select from this menu and make use of the tools according to their own needs